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Enjoy the Outdoors in Lake County

Run, Hike, Bike

Run, Hike, and Bike using this map of bike paths (pdf)

There's 550 miles of trails across our county. 182 miles within the 30,000 acres of forest preserves, and 59 miles maintained by the Lake County Division of Transportation.

Swim, Boat, Fish

Swim, Boat, and Fish and stay safe

With 170 lakes and rivers across our county, there’s no shortage of water activities to do. Heading to the beach? Check out the Health Department’s beach advisory web page for swim bans, and for all things boating in Lake County, check out Lake County, IL Boating.

Get Fresh Local Food

Find local farmers markets

Shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, baked treats and goods while supporting local businesses at one of Lake County's Farmers Markets. Find a market near you with our Farmers Market Finder.

Find Your Local Outdoor Attraction

Find local outdoor attractions

Are you looking for a nice place to picnic, or maybe golf course that is close your home? Our Points of Interest Finder allows you to search for local forest preserves, golf courses, parks and more in a matter of seconds.  Start your search today with our online maps.

For more information about outdoor activities in Lake County check out Visit Lake County’s Outdoor Guide.

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